Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminologyLearn More
Citizen environmental monitoring carried out at participating schoolsLearn More
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic stationLearn More
Introductory webinars, lessons' recordings, promo materials
Virtual classes from Arctic research stations by scientist
This is the main component of the EDU-ARCTIC program. Transmissions from polar stations, will be provided for schools. Additionally, to raise the attractiveness and diversity of scientific subjects, some special transmissions with selected experts in polar research and Earth sciences will be provided by other institutions. Online lessons will be dealing with the following disciplines and research topics: environmental sciences, geophysics (seismology, Earth magnetism), geology, geomorphology, climatology, climate change, atmospheric chemistry and physics, hydrology, ecology, soil science, oceanography, microbiology, marine, biology, biodiversity, paleoecology, limnology and additionally anthropology, the sociology of Arctic regions, human biology and medicine, genetics, zoology, biology and to some extent socio-humanities.
Zastanawiacie się jak to jest BYĆ polarnikiem? Dręczą Was liczne myśli dotyczące życia i pracy na stacji polarnej? Chcielibyście je komuś zadać ale nigdy nie ma czasu? Teraz będzie okazja, żeby zapytać polarników o wszystko, co Was nurtuje. Ta lekcja, a w zasadzie konferencja na żywo z polarnikami z Polskiej Stacji Polarnej Hornsund, to świetna okazja by zapytać o wszystko, co chcielibyście wiedzieć, ale boicie się zapytać. Lekcja będzie bowiem poświęcona tylko Waszym pytaniom!
When do the ants open their anthill in the spring, and start their busy-busy summer jobs? At what temperatures can bumblebees and butterflies actually fly? And why do the mosquitos like to sip our blood?
Who is flying the longest distance: is it the arctic tern, the common cuckoo, or maybe the crane? Why do the birds fly from south to north in spring and back again in autumn? It is such a long journey!
Working in a polar station for a whole year, often called "wintering", is a challenge for the human body. And not only because of the weather conditions, but also as a result of being in a small group of people with whom we interact every day.
English version of an earlier lesson by Jerzy Giżejewski. Drifting ice stations are located on sea ice on the Arctic Ocean and conduct year-round observations. The first person to propose them was Fridtjof Nansen, after he returned from a famous expedition onboard the Fram ship.
Let's talk about biological cycles of toxic substances in the environment. Is eating fish really healthy? What do mosquitos have to do with polar bears? And why was Mad Hatter, a character from "Alice in Wonderland" mad?
Migrations are more than just a magnificent spectacle to the eye. We mostly associate this term with birds, but in fact it is found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. What makes animals undertake this dangerous journey? How do they manage to find the way - and survive? Meet the wildlife in motion and learn all about this remarkable strategy of life.
English version of an earlier lesson by Jerzy Giżejewski. Glaciospeleology is one of many exploratory activities (consisting of discovering, documentation and research). It is deicated to ice caves - forms, which are similar to karst caves, but formed within glaciers and ice sheets.
Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminology
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic station
EDU-ARCTIC invites pupils from secondary schools across Europe and outside to join the Arctic Competition with their teachers and develop a science project or an innovation project designed for an arctic environment. Young students and their teachers who are fascinated by disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, though not yet scientists, will have the opportunity to take part in a scientific expedition in the Arctic. The Arctic competition is for teams of one pupil, aged 13 to 20, and one teacher. Participating teams can come from secondary schools across Europe and outside. The participation in the Arctic competition is voluntary. You can ask questions about the competition before deciding whether or not to participate. Even if you do agree to participate, you may withdraw yourself from the project at any time, without giving a reason and without penalty.
The EDU-ARCTIC Fora were held in 3 European countries
The French Educators’ Forum was held at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Guyancourt, (Earth Sciences and Climatology Campus OVSQ) from 21 to 22 September 2017. 16 teachers from 8 countries (Greece, Italy, Albania, Romania, Cyprus, Serbia, Portugal and Macedonia) participated.
Educators’ Forum in Poland was held in Warsaw, from 23 to 24 September 2017. The hosting institution was Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. 38 teachers from 15 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia) participated.
The Educators’ Forum in Norway took place near Oslo, 18 October 2017. The hosting institution was the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), one of the consortium members of EDU-ARCTIC. 16 participants from 12 countries (Greece, Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Albania, Macedonia and Romania) were present.